Volvo Discloses Security Breach Leading To Data Theft

An anonymous reader quotes a report from BleepingComputer: Swedish carmaker Volvo Cars has disclosed that unknown attackers have stolen research and development information after hacking some of its servers. "Volvo Cars has become aware that one of its file repositories has been illegally accessed by a third party," the company disclosed today. "Investigations so far confirm that a limited amount of the company's R&D property has been stolen during the intrusion. Volvo Cars has earlier today concluded, based on information available, that there may be an impact on the company's operation." Volvo said it notified relevant authorities after discovering the incident and is now investigating the data theft together with third-party experts. "The company does not see, with currently available information, that this has an impact on the safety or security of its customers' cars or their personal data," Volvo added. While the company did not disclose any other details on the breach, the Snatch ransomware gang has already claimed the attack.

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